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We would like to add Espresso drinks to the experience of our B&B. Primarily to overnight guests, but also for events.
We would like to add Espresso drinks to the experience of our B&B. Primarily to overnight guests, but also for events.
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The Swantown Inn & Spa, Olympia's Bed & Breakfast Retreat, has a history of service and hospitality going back 20 years. The Inn and the property hold 130 years of memories. We are primarily a Bed & Breakfast with an on-site Day Spa, both service businesses. As another "feather in our cap", and to add to the amenities of the Inn for both overnight guests and events, we would love to add high quality Espresso drinks to our offerings. 

Our Inns common areas are underutilized during the day. They would make the perfect place for small meetings (book clubs, etc), or to hang out while you drink your coffee. Our new function room will only add to the possibilities.

Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. - The perfect, suppliers, roasters and trainers.
Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. - The perfect, suppliers, roasters and trainers.

 

Working with the experts at Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. we have devised a plan to add an espresso station to our business. This will be the inclusion of the necessary equipment and accessories for making high quality espresso drinks.

We will be trained to operate and serve guests by Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. 

This campaign is a test of sorts, to gauge the enthusiasm of our friends, neighbors and guests (both past, present and future), on the concept of offering a more refined coffee experience at the Inn.

Deneen Pottery
Deneen Pottery

One of our rewards is the hand crafted mugs we use from Deneen Pottery. We have worked with them for 10 years, and absolutely love the quality and feel of their mugs.

We have never asked the community or our friends for financial support, and it is a humbling move to do so. This is a small part of our big dream. You would be helping to solidify our small business and potentially create a job or two. Your support really does mean the world to us.

What are we spending the money on?

We have set a low primary goal. This will be used to fund the essentials to get us up and running. We have identified these as;

  • Water Filtration (this will serve both the espresso machine, water fountains and existing pour-over Bunn coffee maker.
  • NSF certified Refrigerator for bar area.
  • Miscellaneous essentials for espresso setup.

If we go over the $2,000 goal, which we hope we will, we plan on purchasing the following;

  • Point of Sale register (probably the new Square Register).
  • New decking for existing gazebo.
  • Outdoor seating for the new patio area.

Each of these items would be completed as we hit an additional $1000 in funding.

Any excess funding raised will simply help us finish the bar area that will house the espresso setup to a higher quality finish.

Risks and challenges

We have devised a budget and worked with not only Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. but other friends and contacts who have owned and operated coffee shops.

We have talked with our county health inspector during our last yearly inspection, and have been informed we will face no additional hurdles.

The La Marazocco Machine and Commercial Grinder have already been purchased, and are the largest purchase needed for the operation.
That leaves the complimentary equipment and installation expenses, which will be covered by this campaign. The only other hurdle is the training. We are looking forward to that! So no problems there.

All rewards that mention you getting a espresso or coffee, are subject to the installation space being complete. If for example you get the massage or overnight rewards, these will be redeemable at the end of the campaign.

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    Warm me up a little.

    A professionally made espresso drink, served to you at the B&B.

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    A Swantown Inn Mug (filled with coffee)

    A handcrafted Swantown Inn mug. Made by the artisans at Deneen Pottery. You pick it up. Of course we can fill it with coffee too!

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    Treat yourself to a massage.

    We have an on site Day Spa. Get a massage as your reward. Hydrate with water, not coffee, after a massage!

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    A stay at the Inn.

    EARLY BIRD! Get a night at the B&B in either the Columbia, Deschutes or Percival guest rooms, subject to availability of course. You receive the room night, and just like any other guest a gourmet three course breakfast.

    (Use yourself or gift to a friend!)

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    Romantic Overnight Getaway.

    One night in either the Columbia, Deschutes or Percival guest rooms, subject to availability of course. You receive the room night, and just like any other guest a gourmet three course breakfast.

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    Meet and Caffeinate!

    Looking to host a small party or meeting? Up to 30 people. For two hours or less. We provide the espresso, and baked goods.

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    Romantic Inn & Spa Package

    Choice of any of our four guest rooms for two nights (subject to availability) and a Couples massage in our onsite Day Spa.

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    Intimate Wedding Package

    Looking for a small wedding? 30 or less people? We can take care of the whole affair, minus the photographer.

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    Decadent Weekend Package

    An absolute weekend of luxury and decadence for you and seven of your best friends. Three nights of the whole inn, dinner at two of Olympia's finest restaurants, massages for everyone in the day spa. We will even transport you to dinner so you can all drink and be merry!

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    Wedding Package

    Getting married? We do weddings at the Inn. This would allow you to have one with 50 guests. We will take care of everything. A wedding in 2018 (or later).

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Funding period

- (30 days)